Friday, March 4, 2011
New look for Georgia's offensive line
By ESPN.com staff
Not only will Georgia have a new offensive line coach, but the Bulldogs will also have a new look up front when they open spring practice next Thursday.
Will Friend takes over for Stacy Searels as the Bulldogs' offensive line coach, and it goes without saying that a lot of eyes will be focused on that part of the team. Georgia fans have been frustrated each of the past two seasons with the offensive line's performance, and the general feeling has been that the Bulldogs haven't played up to their talent level.
One of the things that's changing is senior Cordy Glenn moving from guard to right tackle, and Georgia coach Mark Richt said he envisions Glenn staying at tackle. Senior Trinton Sturdivant returns at left tackle.
Senior Justin Anderson, a nose guard last season, is moving back over to offense and will be one of the leading candidates to win one of the starting guard spots. Kenarious Gates, who started three games last season as a true freshman, is the front-runner to win the other starting guard spot, but Richt said both spots are open. Brent Benedict, Dallas Lee and Austin Long will also be vying for playing time there.
Senior Ben Jones is the other returning starter at center.